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Reds | Smitherman an Option as Reserve Outfielder

Reds.MLB.com's Todd Lorenz reports Cincinnati Reds OF Stephen Smitherman will have a chance to make the big league squad as a reserve outfielder, especially due to the recent injury to OF John Vander Wal (knee). "He's (Smitherman) going to come into big-league camp with us, so we don't want to say he doesn't have the opportunity to make the next step," said Reds director of player development Tim Naehring. "He had success at Double-A, and when he struggles his swing gets a little too long. One thing we liked, is that when he does get into that, he has the ability to make adjustments."

2004-01-31 12:03:34 | Source:

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